A Facial peel is one of the least invasive ways to improve the appearance of your skin. Sun exposure, acne, or just getting older can leave your skin tone uneven, wrinkled, spotted or scarred. The regenerated skin will be smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin, giving a youthful appearance.
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As we get older, the metabolic rate of the skin slows down and it takes longer to renew itself. Skin becomes thicker, duller looking and drier as oil glands become less active. Exfoliation is essential in helping the skin to renew itself, take the dead layers away and making it more receptive to skincare products. Skin peels are a method of exfoliation, helping to give a brighter and fresher appearance to the skin.
At Derma laser clinic we use different types of peels, depending on your skin condition.
The key to optimal skin health is combining a customized at-home regimen with powerful in-office treatments and targeting skincare solutions. The results are healthier skin with visible improvements in fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of premature ageing.
Office-based peels work with SkinCeuticals home care to yield optimum results here at The Dermaclinic Blackrock.
Helps reduce visible signs of photoaging, including fine lines and wrinkles.
Improves the appearance of uneven skin tone and dullness by exfoliating surface cells.
Softens and smooths the skin’s surface texture.
Decreases the frequency of acne breakouts and fades the appearance of post-acne discolouration.
Maintains and enhances the benefits of a SkinCeuticals homecare regimen.
Glycolic Peels/Light Peels
Peeling principles are based on the regeneration of skin cells which renew themselves every four weeks. Glycolic peels are the shallowest exfoliating technique using glycolic acid. This causes new skin cells to form 24 hours after the procedure. New cells also become active in the dermis (called fibroblastic cells) within a couple of days of the procedure.
The Derma Clinic offer Jan Marini Skin Peel treatments which are designed to significantly improve the appearance and health of skin, smoothing rough, dry and sun-damaged skin and eliminating fine lines and age spots. Using a formula customised to the individual, dead surface skin can be loosened to reveal softer, smoother, younger-looking skin beneath. After a few weeks of treatment, the skin looks brighter and cleaner, while dry skin becomes hydrated and smooth.
The Derma Clinic offers free initial consultations where individuals are assessed by specially trained nurses. They will advise on the best skincare programme for the individual. There is virtually no redness or recovery period and patients can resume normal activity directly afterwards.
TCA Peels/Medium Peels
Medium depth peels use chemical TCA (Trichloracetic Acid) to create their peel.TCA peels can effectively improve many conditions including dull weathered skin, freckling, blotchy pigmentation (including the mask of pregnancy) sun damage (including pre-cancerous lesions), fine wrinkles and shallow acne scars.
TCA is a non-toxic chemical which has been used to perform skin peels for over 30 years. TCA peels have the additional advantage of creating a fresh natural appearing complexion while preserving the normal skin colour.
If you decide that you are interested in a TCA peel, you will need to have a consultation with your doctor. If it is determined that you are a good candidate for this peel, some topical medications will be prescribed for you to prepare your skin for peeling.
When TCA is applied to the skin, it causes the top layers of cells to dry up and peel off over several days. When the old skin has peeled off, it exposes a new layer of undamaged skin which has a smoother texture and more even colour.
Obagi Blue Peel Radiance/Medium to Deep Peels
This is a deeper peel and is used to reverse the appearance of the ageing process. Those who have blemish-prone skin, wrinkles, pigmentation problems, sun damage, or general poor skin quality will benefit the most.
The Obagi Blue Peel Radiance represents a breakthrough and significant improvement in skin rejuvenation. Using slow acting TCA, instead of glycolic acid, the Obagi Blue Peel enables us to control the peeling process and its depth. The process is tailored to the nature of the problem to be corrected: wrinkles, scars, laxity or pigmentation problems.
Peeling the skin lightly in a controlled manner will not cause any damage to the skin. There are no internal toxic effects (TCA is not absorbed through the skin). In most cases, the procedure takes 25-30 minutes. Depending upon the condition of your skin, 1-4 coats of the Obagi Blue Peel solution will be applied.
The Obagi Blue Peel can also be performed on the neck, chest, hands, back, arms and legs using the same technique as for the face. Obagi Blue Peel treatments can be performed in 8-week intervals until the desired correction is achieved.
The Obagi Blue Peel is used in conjunction with the Obagi Nu-Derm System to enhance the effects of the peel and to sustain healthier, younger-looking skin.